12 – Gareth Hock

Player Sponsor:  Palatine_paints
Position: Forward
Born: 5th September 1983
Debut: 2015
Heritage Number: 1397
Contracted to: Nov. 2018
A former Great Britain and England international forward Gareth joined the Club in Feb 2015 following his release from Salford Red Devils.Wigan born, he came through the Wigan scholarship and academy ranks and after winning Great Britain Academy international honours in 2001 made his first team debut in 2003 against Doncaster, earning Heritage Number 953.

He went on to score 11 tries in 32 appearances in his first season and soon established a reputation as one of the best forwards in the game.

He scored a total of 48 tries in 191 games for Wigan before leaving the club to spend a season long loan at Widnes in 2013 when he scored ten tries in 16 games.

In September 2013 he signed a four-year contract at Salford and scored six tries in 18 games for the Red Devils, taking his club tally to 64 tries in 227 games with a further nine appearances on the international stage.

Gareth’s autobiography was published in December 2015 to critical acclaim.